By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Sky Report: Heidenheim prepared to pay record sum for Dinkçi

Sky Germany is presently reporting that - in what will be a record purchase for the small-market club - FC Heidenheim are preparing to pull a €5 million purchase clause on SV Werder Bremen loanee Eren Dinkçi. 
Assuming the 22-year-old wishes to stay, Sky Germany reports that 1. FC Heidenheim are prepared to exercise the €5 million purchase clause in striker Eren Dinkçi's loan contract. The Bremen native and SV academy man has enjoyed an immensely successful season on loan with Frank Schmidt's newly promoted side, scoring eight goals and registering five assists in 24 appearances across all competitions.

Dinçki's estimated market worth has increased six-fold in the last eight months to a career-high of €6 million. In the view of Heidenheim's sporting management, according to Sky Germany, this makes the Germany U20 international well worth the purchase clause. If pulled, Dinçki will eclipse Tim Kleindienst and Jan-Niklas Beste to become the most expensive purchase in the club's history.

Sky notes that the player himself has not yet made a decision about his sporting future, but it does not seem likely that Dinkçi will wish to return to his parent club. The rise of Justin Njinmah renders it unlikely that Bremen can guarantee him as much playing time as the Albogeners.

Heidenheim have not yet officially secured a second season of Bundesliga football yet, but clinching the class remains a formality for the 11th-placed side. On 28 points with ten match days remaining, Schmidt's team should be able to celebrate their second season of football in the German top division relatively early this spring.

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